Category Archives: Battery Optimization

Episode 78, Apple releases new macOS Catalina update including new Battery Health Management feature and more



In this episode we will discuss Apple releasing an update on Tuesday to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, with a major update to the Mac operating system. The most significant feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was unveiled to developers in April. We will also announce some Zoom virtual events available to Mac Minutes listeners coming up in the next few weeks. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS 10.15.5 is now available to update macOS Catalina.

 


Episode 63: ‘Juice-jacking’ USB power, Power Cord hacks threaten device security; and Apple updates operating systems



We will talk about security threats to your devices from juice-jacking power supplies, malicious power cords and how to prevent being victimized. Also, on Tuesday, Apple released updates for its operating systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, and Apple TV devices.  We will give you an overview of what was impacted. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Pictured is a 12-watt Apple USB Power Supply. Many counterfeits exist so buying from Apple or a reputable retailer is recommended.
Pictured is a USB-A to Lightning cable. Buying genuine Apple cables are a sure bet for protecting your devices. Forget the freebies or low-cost alternatives.

Episode 57, With optimized Battery Charging your iPhone learns your daily charging habits, improving life of your battery; iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case review



In this episode, we are going to discuss the Optimized Battery Charging feature on your iPhone, why its important,  and how it learns from your daily charging habits to improve the lifespan of your battery. Plus, we will review the iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case which recently became available. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Optimized Battery feature on iOS13
iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case